Recognizing a Heart Attack

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MEDFORD, Ore. — When you suffer a heart attack the faster you get to the hospital the better.  That’s why experts say it’s important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and be ready to act.

Rogue Regional Medical Center’s Stroke/STEMI Program coordinator, Charity Barrueta, said symptoms don’t always include pain in the left arm.

“It can be just an uncomfortable pressure right in your chest, it can go up into your jaw.  It can go down your arm and back.  For women it can be sudden onset of nausea or fatigue.  It’s not always the elephant on the chest.”